Meal Fourty-Three – Mega Chicken Twista Wrap Meal

Cost – £3.70

As a guy who used to eat a lot of the Munch Munch special £2 wrap meals and surrounded by people who love the wrap in a sort of cult following, I think it’s safe to say that we all enjoyed the wraps in the beginning but has noticed it has dropped in a significant amount in regards to quality. Wraps became a bit more sloppy and less fully-featured. Coming in with a great blend of chicken, lettuce and mayonnaise these features became less beautifully crafted as it became more popular.

With this in mind, I anticipated this meal highly with the idea that the wrap itself would be the ones found in the £2 wrap meal, but with fries and a drink included. However, much to my delight, I was proved wrong.

There’s a lot to the Mega Chicken Twista Wrap.

The Mega Chicken Twista Wrap itself is a bit more fully featured then that of it’s £2 wrap cousin in the form of what is in the title, more (mega) ingredients. The Mega Chicken Twista Wrap itself is whole, filled with ingredients and feels great to hold. What stands this wrap apart from the £2 wrap is that there’s more ingredients within the wrap, but also a hash brown to accompany the food. I’m not a huge fan of mushy hash brown but however Munch Munch have cornered this dispute, chopping in a full hash brown to smaller pieces, retaining the same crunch and same flavour as found with an original hash brown. This, accompanied by the fine ingredients that also come bursting into the wrap – the great chicken which is derivative from the amazing strips of chicken that we all love Munch for, the great tasting lettuce as well as fresh mayonnaise, all combine into a final combination that is hard not to love. It is indeed better then it’s £2 cousin, and it only annoys me that this quality of wrap isn’t common-place in the £2 wrap meal, as this may be one of the first things that Munch Munch newcomers may try. I find that this wrap is slightly too expensive, and I wish it was slightly cheaper, however.

A wholesome wrap.

Overall, if you’re like me and feel that Munch Munch have lost their voodoo on wraps, I’d highly recommend you try the Mega Chicken Twista Wrap. It should show you that indeed, Munch Munch have still got it when it comes to cornering the market of chicken wraps.

As a wise man once said – “A man surprised is half-beaten.”

Rating out of MUNCH MUNCH

MUNCH MUNC

9/10

With a value score of 7/10

Week Fourty-Two – Munchy Taco Meal

Cost – £3.50

I approached this taco meal with anticipation. In retrospect, the vegetarian taco meal was no joke, with the taste of the overall meal being great with all the ingredients blending in to form something truly unique unlike any other meals at Munch Munch.

With the old adage, “no meat, no win” – one would highly assume that the meat brother of the vegetarian taco is superior then that of it’s vegetarian sister. However, this train of thought is wrong with the taco meal.

Before I start with the negatives, let’s discuss the actual meal itself. The taco meal itself comes with the chicken taco with fries and a drink – but the chicken taco is where the taco lets itself down, with two taco’s included. Inside these taco’s are just a singular full size strip, some salsa and some salad.

The lack of amount in this meal (which isn’t what Munch Munch is famous for) is questionable.

You may think, “hey wait!” after reading the strips review, where the strips are given a glowing review and if you’re a long time reader of the blog, the strips are always an added bonus to any meal. It’s odd to say the least, that the strips here, plus everything else is a downfall, considering all of these ingredients individually are pretty good.

It’s just an average meal but what bothers me the most is the fact that there’s very little thought and creativity given to the chicken taco meal. The strip is lazily thrown on, and given a bit of salad and salsa sauce to fill in the taco to make it feel complete. This kind of heartless thought process can be tasted within the food, with the taco meal tasting decisively average. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong about the chicken taco meal but however unlike the vegetarian meal, the ingredients really do not go well at all and it is very much a case of a chicken strip being thrown onto a taco, like you would do when you were younger in terms of experimenting with food. It just tastes very average. (wouldn’t it be funny to see what skittles would taste like with rice?)

Great parts doesn’t equal a great product.

It’s a shame, because the ingredients separately are wonderful, and taste great. However, this doesn’t mean by throwing them all together that it creates great tasting food. Do you really want vanilla yoghurt in your burger? Obviously no (unless you’re a nutcase) – but they both taste good separately. When combining this with the price (£3.50), you’re very much getting two chicken strips thrown into a taco with a bit of salad and salsa. You can get a three strip meal for 50p less, and a six strip meal for 50p more. Either way, you’re getting a much better meal of the two with more chicken involved. I’d highly recommend you stick with those, and I have no idea what or who the chicken taco meal is appealing to.

As a wise man once said – “The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.”

Rating out of MUNCH MUNCH

MUNCH

5/10

With a value score of 5/10

Week Fourty-One – Grilled Chicken Salad

Cost – £3.60

The Grilled Chicken Salad follows the same procedure from some of the vegetarian meals in the sense that the grilled chicken is unique to this meal. The chicken itself is surprisingly not strips, but just standard grilled chicken – topped with salad and salad dressing itself.

The real question here in fact is, is the grilled chicken actually any good? How does it rival compared to it’s brother, the Chicken Caesar Salad? I wouldn’t want to face Caesar myself.

The Grilled Chicken Salad in all of it’s glory. (no drink included)

In that respect, the Grilled Chicken itself tastes great. It tastes like a well cooked chicken from a BBQ, not too overdone but enough to taste the grill that manifests inside the actual chicken. It’s sweet and isn’t dry at all, making the chicken tasting even better then it has any right to.

What makes this chicken taste great and a better blend then that of it’s chicken caesar salad counterpart is not that the actual chicken itself tastes better then that of the chicken strips – it’s not – but is due to the grease factor. The grease is fundamentally less, allowing the dressing to further apply it’s taste. On top of this, the Grilled Chicken lends itself better to the idea of the salad, with the BBQ texture and taste blending in better with the dressing and the salad. It feels fundamentally right, which is something that the strips chopped up in the Chicken Caesar Salad does not lend itself too perfectly.

The grilled chicken lends itself tremendously to the dressing.

On top of this, there’s a lot to eat here like the Chicken Caesar Salad and the Grilled Chicken Salad also feels more healthy, which is probably what you’re looking for if you’re ordering a salad from a take-out chicken place. The only complaint I have is that the chicken itself is a bit dry and doesn’t taste as good as the strips if taken individually. It’s not hugely special, but the way it’s cooked does lend itself hugely to the final product. Remember however, that the salad unfortunately does not come with a drink, which lets it down slightly.

As a wise lady once said – “Never leave a fellow man thirsty.”

Rating out of MUNCH MUNCH

MUNCH MUN

8/10

With a value rating of 8/10